Presentations | 03/30/2016

Brooks Kushman Associate To Present At Embedded Systems Conference In Boston

  • open-source-management

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.Brooks Kushman Associate Richard Leach will present during the Embedded Systems Conference on April 13, 2016 in Boston, MA.

Leach and Rod Cope, Chief Technology Officer of Rogue Wave Software, will discuss legal and practical considerations in developing embedded systems using open source software (OSS). Attendees will learn multiple OSS licenses and their terms, various development and integration tools, methods to audit their projects and assess which OSS limitations may not be acceptable to their customers. The session will also explore how recent court decisions have altered the development landscape.

Leach’s practice focuses on open source compliance and patent prosecution in electrical and mechanical arts. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, he worked in the semiconductor industry for more than 20 years as a system application engineer, IC design engineer, product engineer and test engineer. Richard holds a patent and has authored and presented several articles on digital signal processing and digital control theory.

He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Bachelor of Science in Microelectronic Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Open Source Committee.

The 2016 ESC Boston Conference Program consists of four general topics with sessions covering all aspects of embedded system design, including Embedded Hardware and Software, Connected Devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) and ESC Engineering Theater. For additional information, visit

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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